English, a smattering of Afrikaans and Zulu, a little very bad French
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Based in Cape Town, was in Johannesburg and before that Durban. Former science editor of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (tv and radio) and still do the occasional radio and tv. Edit books and write them occasionally. Work with the World Federation of Science Journalists. Adore strong coffee from Kenya. Going to Sydney in July.
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A big hello to you! The committee is rocking already and I am so happy to be part of it. Though I haven't had a chance to contribute much lately, I am hoping I can in the next round. Nice to connect with you here as well.
Hello Shahid Bhai! I was largely raised in Durban, big ex-Indian population, nice food - I have a couple of Bhais and Gorefois and Auntijis in the family! SciDev has guidelines, I can send you some .... although the best thing to do is speak to TV Padma about story ideas, she's got a good grip on matters from New Delhi (and read the website of course; it's amazing the number of people who say they want to write for SciDev.Net but won't read it!)
Radio Lotus, to be specific. Rajiv Kamal. I heard it on air. (I heard Kennedy Abwao, your old colleague from SciDev.Net as well) So ... I have just had a request. Who is the most charismatic scientist in Africa? The kind who will attract hard-bitten reporters to a conference and send them away all fired up with enthusiasm? And I battled! Your ideas? Or should the organisers go for an international bigwig? I know lots of good scientists but they're not always great speakers.